Thursday, April 23, 2015

I Have This Idea I'd Like You to Check Out

So here's the idea that I've had bouncing around in my head for about a month. I'd like to do a series where people write about their favorite role-playing game  -  whether it's an edition of Dungeons & Dragons or the latest Indie sensation. The idea would be to write these polemics that don't take a dump on other editions or games but that just embrace the hell out of your personal favorite (Which doesn't mean that you can't compare, just don't edition war. So you could totally write, "Like previous editions of the game, 4e made the Battle Axe the best weapon ever." Just avoid things like, "Unlike those other shitty editions, Earthdawn 2nd ed wasn't a stupid waste of paper.") I want to make this into one of those things that people look at and say, "That's what it's like to play Burning Wheel? Oh my God, I've got to get that game now!" I want this the sort of thing that is actually useful to people and that helps them find the game that they never knew they wanted.

Over on the original post in G+ I've keyed in a few people who I thought might want in on this project but I don't want to just limit this idea to the people that have me in their circles or that are on G00gle+. Look, there are so many people who love their games and if you'd like to jump in on this you're welcome to come along for the ride. I'm going to have sign-ups for this open until Monday, April 26, 2014

Once we've all spoken up I'm going to create a private circle on G+ so we can all keep up and get us together on who's writing what and when we'll all publish. Then, once we've all posted them on our blogs, I'm going to put everything into a free pdf that anyone can download. If this sounds like something you'd like to get in on leave me a comment below with what you'd like to write about and if no one else has already taken it, it's yours.

Oh, and if there's someone who makes you excited to play Swords & Wizardry or RIFTS key them into this conversation so they can see it and (hopefully) join the project. At the end of everything everyone who has announced that they'd like to join I'll put into another conversation so that we can all plot out what we're wanting to do.

Just to be clear: this is open to anyone who wants in. All you have to do is tell me what game you want to write about. You don't have to have a blog. Anyone who wants to share their love of their favorite game can join it and we'll work out how to get your post public outside of the PDF.

 If more than one of us wants to write about the same game we'll talk about it and pick the best writer for the project.

And I want D&D 3.5. 


  1. Murky Master would love to get all polemical about Mage: The Ascension, Mr. Akins. Especially if he can say "This game is great... unlike pathetic reality."

    1. That sounds awesome! Murky Master, do you have a G+ that I'm forgetting?


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